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Children of the Sun (12A*)

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woman wearing bunny ears and a big white fur coat parades in front of her friend

A brilliant and darkly comic play re-imagined for a modern-day audience

Written during the abortive Russian Revolution of 1905, Maxim Gorky's play depicts the new middle-class, foolish but likeable, as they flounder, philosophize, and yearn for meaning, all while being totally blind to their impending annihilation.

Multi-award-winning director Timofey Kulyabin's modernized production, set in 1999 at Stanford University, focuses on the interplay between the characters, the relationships formed and broken, sparring over culture and the cosmos, barely sensing that their own privileged world is in jeopardy.

Directed for the screen by Kulyabin and filmed from his Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Russia 2018 Dir Timofey Kulyabin 135 min

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